Sigh. Somedays I can’t wait to get off this spinning orb of cruelty:
A man who shoved a fisherman into Swanswell Pool in Hillfields has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Brendan Cleary was filmed pushing the unknown angler into the Coventry lake on September 19.
Footage of the attack went viral after it was shared on Youtube and Facebook.
Unemployed Cleary, aged 45, of Gloucester Street, Spon End, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage and was sentenced at Coventry Magistrates Court today.
He was jailed for a total of 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months and oordered to pay £150 compensation.
Police are still searching for a second man in connection with the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101.